Renewable Energy

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow on Oct. 13.

The West Still Needs Russia’s Energy

Hopes of defanging Moscow through alternative energy have faded.

The cooling tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear power plant collapses during a controlled demolition near Koblenz, Germany.

In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost

In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power.

Woman working in Indian coal mine

Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal

Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves.

Employees work on a high-voltage transmission tower in China.

The Real Reasons Behind China’s Energy Crisis

Cheap pricing and too much coal are leaving Chinese in the dark.

A man holds his daughter across from a coal power station in Shanghai.

Why Xi’s Coal Pledge Is a Big Deal

With China out, there’s little investment left for global coal projects.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

Demonstrators take part in a climate march in Bonn, Germany.

The End of Coal Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Despair elides the progress made over the last two decades.

A Saudi man talks on his cell phone under the shade of solar panel at a solar plant in al-Uyayna, north of Riyadh, on March 29, 2018.

Iraq Wants Aid, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE See Investment Opportunity

To help weather the coming energy transition, Gulf countries are plowing money in renewable development abroad.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stands on a boat looking toward wind turbines in the Middelgrunden offshore wind farm in Oeresund, between Denmark and Sweden, on April 22.

Denmark’s Plan for a Green Future

For a maritime nation, curtailing transport emissions is the first step.

The paneled roof of Blackfriars Bridge, currently the world’s largest solar-powered bridge, is seen from the south bank of the River Thames in London on July 4, 2017.

The Future of Solar Is Small

Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.

Solar panel technicians check a solar panel in the final stage of production in Baoding, Hebei Province.

When Clean Energy Is Powered by Dirty Labor

Most solar panels come from China, and using them to fuel a clean energy transition risks reliance on Uyghur slave labor in Xinjiang.

People commute during the morning rush hour on a polluted day in Beijing's financial district on March 4.

The U.S. Doesn’t Have to Make Sacrifices to Get China’s Climate Cooperation

Beijing is sincere about fighting climate change—for its own best interests.

An employee of Angola's national oil company, Sonangol, wears a protective helmet at the Sonangol Luanda Refinery on Oct. 22, 2020.

Energy Transition Is the Future. National Oil Companies Are Betting on the Past.

State-owned oil companies are on the verge of investing $400 billion in projects incompatible with the Paris Agreement. If they fail, it could spark an emerging market debt crisis.

A vintage illustration of a futuristic three-wheeled self-driving ‘“dream car” from 1961.

Our Amazing Clean Energy Future Has Arrived

The evidence of a great green wave is now overwhelming. And it will only get better.